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11 February 2005

Harkin [US Senator Tom Harkin]: Consider flowers this Valentine's Day - Cites New Concerns that Chocolate Industry won’t Comply with Agreement to Remove Child Slavery from Cocoa Production

Author: US Senator Tom Harkin

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today said that that he was considering federal legislation to require mandatory labeling for chocolate products in the wake of nearly collapsed negotiations with the chocolate industry to eliminate the worst forms of...

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11 February 2005

US congressmen say chocolate industry is backing away from its promise to address child labour

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28 January 2005

Aid groups want end to water privatisation

Author: swissinfo

Swiss aid agencies attending the World Social Forum in Brazil have thrown their weight behind a convention outlawing water privatisation. The stance is at odds with the position favoured by the Swiss government, which supports private-public...

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20 January 2005

Caterpillar Inches Toward Major GHG [greenhouse gas] Reduction Target

Author: GreenBiz.com

Caterpillar Inc...has pledged to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20% by 2010...The company committed to the reduction target as part of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leaders program, which Caterpillar...

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1 January 2005

new book: "Rethinking Voluntary Approaches In Environmental Policy"

Author: Rory Sullivan, Director, Investor Responsibility at Insight Investment

The book systematically analyses three initiatives (environmental management systems, the Australian Greenhouse Challenge and the Australian mining industry’s Code for Environmental Management) and their contribution to public environmental policy.

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24 December 2004

Old foes share common ground

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Activists who once resorted to open confrontation to make their point now talk to companies behind the scenes or take their money to set up joint projects to tackle social and environmental problems. [refers to projects or cooperation involving:...

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25 November 2004

Multinational Corporations and Human Rights

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Australia

This web site...contains links to codes, principles and norms for multinational and other corporations as to their human rights responsibilities, ethical investment indices, transnational litigation against companies and other relevant case law.

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10 November 2004

City Council [of Los Angeles] Approves Sweatshop-Free Police Uniforms

Author: Associated Press

The Los Angeles City Council is saying no to any city worker uniform that's made in sweatshops. It unanimously approved a law Tuesday that would require firms that make garments, uniforms and shoes for city workers to pay a living wage.

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1 October 2004

[PDF] Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence [OGEL] - Special Feature on Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Christine Batruch (Lundin Petroleum) & Ayesha Dias (UNDP), eds., in Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence [OGEL]

[special issue of OGEL with articles on human rights, environmental and development impacts of oil & gas sector, including discussion of numerous codes and principles] [refers to Shell, BP, Statoil, Norsk Hydro, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, Talisman...

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25 February 2004

Code of Practice [on Age Diversity in Employment] and guidance [UK]

Author: UK Department for Work and Pensions

The Code of Practice on Age Diversity in Employment is a voluntary set of Good Practice standards to help employers recognise the business benefits of an age-diverse workforce. The Code encourages employers to make decisions that do not discriminate...

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